Image circulating rapidly via social media appears to depict packaging for limited edition Fried Chicken Oreos.
No, Oreos do not come in a fried chicken flavoured version. The image is a prank that started life on Instagram back in July 2014. At the time, the Instagram user who posted the image acknowledged that it was just a joke. The company also denied that it was producing such a flavour. However, the rumour again gained momentum in 2015 after the image began circulating anew.
An image that is being shared widely via Twitter and Facebook appears to show packaging for a fried chicken flavoured version of popular cookie product Oreo. The image includes a picture of fried chicken along with one of the cookies and the label “Limited Edition Fried Chicken Oreo’.<
However, the image is just a prank and does not depict a real Oreo packet. The prank began life back in July 2014 after a user posted it to image sharing service Instagram.
The user posted the following message with the picture acknowledging the prank:
NO ITS NOT REAL! it’s a joke my cousin sent as a spin to the fruit punch cookie. Next thing gonna make is fried chicken get it? Funny ha ha but not funny at the same time.
Oreo parent company Nabisco, also responded to the rumour, telling media outlets that the fried chicken flavour was not real.
A company representative noted that:
“A fan who really liked the Fruit Punch flavor came up with the fried chicken OREO packaging photo as a sort of joke. It’s clearly gotten some traction over the internet, but the Fried Chicken OREO flavor is fake.”
The rumours fairly quickly faded after they first began circulating in mid-2014. However, they have resurfaced and the image is once again circulating rapidly.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!